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Arts and Exhibits
TODAY, July 14
FRIDAY, Aug. 3
ABSTRACT ONLY! ART EXHIBIT
Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Friday (opening reception and awards ceremony); exhibit on display during regular center hours through Aug. 30
Details: Come meet the artists and learn about abstract art during the opening reception, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Wailoa Center, 933-0416, firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY, July 28
CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE IN THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE LISTENING
Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 2 p.m. today
Details: Learn some powerful and effective active listening techniques, including nonverbal communication, summarizing for understanding and asking appropriate questions. Walk away with some practical tools you can immediately put to use to become a better communicator at home, in the workplace and in the world.
Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, email@example.com
SUNDAY, July 29
Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Details: Make unique marbled paper using water-based suminagashi pigments. All materials and light refreshments provided. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, July 30
SEED SHARING SYSTEMS WITH ILANA STOUT
Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe
When: 6 p.m. Monday
Details: All community members are welcome to join in these first steps toward creating a lasting seed library at the library. This class builds upon the knowledge gained in the seed saving workshop. Learn about seed sharing systems, including seed share stations, seed circles, seed exchanges and seed libraries and discuss some of the challenges involved in sharing seed and some strategies to make seed sharing more effective.
Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, email@example.com
BON DANCE PRACTICE
Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Monday and Aug. 6
Details: In the social hall. Free to the public.
Contact: The Rev. Marcos Sawada or Roy Hamakawa, 935-8968, firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, Aug. 2
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business and sources of capital. Cost is $25. Register at www.hisbdc.org.
Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, email@example.com
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: Beginning on Thursday
Details: Free. Designed for adults. Learn Hawaiian chants, songs and prayers. Beginner 2 class is at 1 p.m. Thursdays; intermediate class is at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Classes hosted in the program room. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE!
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 5
Details: All skill levels are welcome to the VAC ceramic studio, where they will be working with stoneware, clay and high-fire reduction glazes. Those new to clay will be guided step-by-step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or hand-building techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. This eight-week workshop is slated for Sundays through Sept. 30, with no class Aug. 12. Cost for either session is $200 or $180 for VAC members, plus a $15 materials fee. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, email@example.com
UNDERSTANDING WORKERS COMPENSATION
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 9
Details: Business owners will learn about Workers Compensation laws, how to best handle Workers Compensation administration requirements and how to mitigate their company’s exposures to the loss at work. Cost is $20. Register at www.hisbdc.org.
ZENTANGLE — SUCCULENT GARDENS
When: 1 p.m. Aug. 12
Details: Learn this fun pattern drawing method and create realistic, abstract and stylized designs inspired by succulents and cacti. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $30. Space limited; register at ww.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP
Where: New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 13-Nov. 19 (except holidays)
Details: For adults and keiki. Find help, hope and healing in this class for those experiencing separation or divorce. The format combines videos with small group discussion. The environment is caring, safe and confidential. Onetime fee of $17 for materials for adults. Scholarships available.
Contact: Connie Ichinose, 896-4926, firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGA BASICS FOR ADULTS
When: 4 p.m. Aug. 14
Details: Librarian Gretchen Andrews also is a certified yoga teacher. She will demonstrate yoga breathing techniques along with simple postures using only a chair as a prop. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing and it is not necessary to bring a yoga mat. Free.
MAKE YOUR OWN PICKLED VEGGIES AND YOGURT
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: Learn the step-by-step process of making your own fermented vegetables and probiotic-rich yogurt. Class will focus on lactic-acid fermentation, or fermentation by naturally occurring anaerobic bacteria, and also discuss the health benefits of fermented foods. Participants also will how to make yogurt at home using the dairy of their choice, and we will discuss methods for dairy-free yogurt. Each student will take home their own fermented vegetables and yogurt culture. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided; no cooking skills necessary. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members. Pre-registration is required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
ADULT WIRE JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON
When: Noon on Aug. 18
Details: Tools and supplies will be provided, and sign-up is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 14 and older.
MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Aug. 21 (register by Aug. 10)
Details: Learn to manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for a proactive, low-impact and non-drug approach to health. Nine classes total through Sept. 29. Cost is $80. Register at www.hiqi4health.org.
Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, email@example.com
LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 24
Details: Free; monthly workshop. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. There is a break for lunch. Past clinics have been very well-attended, so get your booking in early as there are limited seats available. Email or call the contact person below to book a place.
Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, firstname.lastname@example.org
WAIHO‘OLU‘U OLA INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP
When: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25
Details: Learn the process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. Use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern shibori styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment. All dye stuff will be provided and the fabric is natural fiber and sustainable. Each participant will leave with a new skill and understanding of indigo dye, as well as their own finished sample pieces. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members, plus a $25 supply fee. No experience necessary. Space limited; pre-registration required. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
ACRYLIC PAINT POURING
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 26
Details: Learn the basics of this abstract painting method and create a couple of unique pieces with a few new tricks. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Space limited; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.
HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 31 and Nov. 30
Details: Join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay for a workshop about lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the hala tree, a very special Pacific island tree. Learn how to select, prepare and dye lauhala leaves. Each student will have the opportunity to create a lauhala bookmark. Lauhala kits also can be purchased to create more. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, email@example.com
VA BENEFITS BRIEF
Where: Kona Vet Center, Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207, 73-4976 Kamanu St., Kailua-Kona
When: 10 a.m. Sept. 10 and 24
Details: The goal is to inform veterans, their family members or anyone in the community who has questions about veterans benefits, issues or services. Call the center to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins. Call 329-0574.
Contact: Kona Vet Center, 329-0574, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB
Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Details: The New England Numismatic Association and BICC collaboration Henry Opukuhaia Medals are being minted and will be available from the BICC soon. Ongoing details of design, mintages and costs will be covered during this meeting.
Contact: Steve Nemeth, 935-1035, email@example.com
COFFEE AND ELECTRIC CAR MEET UP
Where: Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, 19-3948 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 4
Details: Electric car owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public. If you have an electric car, join. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come by and owners can address your questions.
Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB
Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau
Details: Members of the community are welcome to meeting. Club members are happy to teach guests how to sew a Hawaiian pillow or wall hanging. Patterns available.
Contact: Merci, 959-7967, email@example.com
SENIORS OF PARADISE
Where: HPP Activity Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6
Details: Are you 55 or older and live in HPP or surrounding areas? Join the club for an ice cream social and potluck meal, as well as some fun, games and camaraderie. The board will provide the desert, so bring a main or side dish to share. Learn hula, share your favorite craft and take a field trip to discover the hidden gems of the island we call home.
Contact: Gail Lakritz, 498-4361, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS
Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 9
Details: Members Lee Schechtman and Joy San Buenaventura will select a winner of the annual “People” photo contest. Also, member Mary Konczyk will give a presentation to correct misconceptions about legal issues involved with photographing people. Free and open to the public.
Contact Name: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, email@example.com
DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 11
Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service, even still on active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.
Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS OF THE ZOO ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: In the main pavilion at the zoo. There will be the election of board members and officers followed by a potluck lunch. Come join the Friends at the zoo and meet fellow animal lovers.
Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, email@example.com
SECOND ANNUAL MALAMA NA KEIKI FESTIVAL
Where: Na‘alehu Park
When: 9 a.m. today
Details: Expecting mothers, women considering pregnancy, young families and supporting ohana are invited for a day of health education, community resources and interactive keiki activities. Local health agencies will be in attendance to share about health services available to families. Free health vision exams, hearing screenings and immunization information. Also, locally sourced healthy food, music, keiki performances, Zumba and more. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 969-9220, firstname.lastname@example.org
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center, Learning Center, second floor, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. Aug. 7
Details: Did you know half of adults in Hawaii have Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes? Subject matter experts will provide information that will address concerns relating to both conditions. First Tuesday of each month
Contact: Colleen Talich, 932-3034, email@example.com
AYURVEDA, THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH AND LONGEVITY FROM ANCIENT INDIA
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 13
Details: Ayurveda shows how simple ingredients available in your garden or kitchen cupboard can not only make food more delicious, but also balance the physiology to create harmony with nature. Learn a simple way to tell which tastes and activities resonate best for your body type and discover various approaches designed to enhance health, wholeness and bliss. Sample Indian food as well.
Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, firstname.lastname@example.org
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18
Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.
Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com
NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 2115A, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.
Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, email@example.com
Where: American College of Healthcare Sciences, 81-958 Halekii St., 5C, Kealakekua
When: 9 a.m. Nov. 4-9
Details: Learn about the current Issues in aromatherapy. The workshop covers essential oil chemistry, safety, quality assessment, client intakes and therapeutic aromatherapy blending. It also includes exploratory tours of traditional Hawaiian plants and natural product-making. Continuing education hours available for aromatherapists, massage therapists and others.
Contact: Tracey Abell, 487-8839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just for Keiki
TUESDAY, July 31
TUESDAY ART DAYS
Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau
When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Free art (painting/drawing technique and other creative projects), tap dance (bring old shoes if can) and woodworking (using basic tools) classes for keiki in grades 1-6. Call the church at the number below to register.
Contact: Kathleen Sheffield, 966-9622, email@example.com
PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Aunty Marsha will host this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room of the library. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome; bedtime attire encouraged. You can even bring a blanket and pillow.
Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1
“THE LAST UNICORN”
When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: Brought to life by the luminary voice talents of Mis Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury and Rene Auberjonois, this animated treasure is the story about a lonely unicorn who sets out on an extraordinary quest to find her lost brothers and sisters.
ATARI GAME DAY FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: Come and try the new Atari Flashback 7 video game kit. Two players at one time. Registration is required; sign up at the children’s or young adult reference desk. Free; open to keiki ages 11-17.
ARTSY AFTERNOON FOR KIDS: CREATE A BUTTERFLY MAGNET
Details: Make colorful tie-dyed butterfly magnet out of a coffee filter and a clothespin. Free; all materials will be supplied. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
DUCT TAPE CRAFT FOR KIDS WITH BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS
Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Create a special dry erase board to take home. All supplies will be provided. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
GYOTAKU: FISH PRINTING FOR KEIKI
Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 12 (register by July 28)
Details: For ages 7-12. Cost is $25.50 for members, $30 nonmembers. All supplies included. Introductory workshop in the art of gyotaku. Learn the background and historical context of the practice and beginner-level techniques for creating fish prints.
Contact: Kellie Miyazu, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org
SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH KA PAALANA
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16
Details: Special guests from the Ka Paalana Program will present a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed event. Free for all ages; caregivers encouraged to attend.
CUPCAKE STORY TIME FOR KIDS
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25
Details: Stop in for a special Saturday morning program for a story with a cupcake theme. Refreshments will be provided. No outside food or dink permitted.
READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25
Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre the certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books during this special time.
ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 26
Details: Board games are a great way to get young minds thinking in fun and creative ways. Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Come for some friendly competition and fun, and make friends along the way. Free; suitable for keiki of all ages and families.
TEEN CRAFTER–NOON: TISSUE PAPER VASE AND PEN HOLDER
When: 3 p.m. Aug. 29
Details: Using tissue paper and recycled glass jars to create a covered vase or pen holder. Free; open to ages 12-19. Supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination.
HARRY POTTER CLUB
When: 5 p.m. Sept. 5
Details: Welcome back fellow Harry Potter students. Come create house tags for each of the houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Members will use hammers to pound letters into metal tags to show which house is their favorite. There also will be a meeting to discuss the next Harry Potter Club. Members direct the club through an advisory board and come up with activities for the next meeting.
VOLCANOES AND THEIR HAZARDS
When: 2 p.m. Sept. 18
Details: Learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis with Dave Carvalho from the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hands-on materials, activities and fun. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
AUDITIONS FOR “WILLY WONKA”
Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. today
Details: Performers of all ages and experience levels are invited. Bring your head shot and performance resume, if you have one. Come prepared to sing at least 16 bars of a song of your choosing. A pianist will be provided; bring your own sheet music. Also come prepared for scene readings and dressed to move for a dance audition.
Contact: Morgen, 934-7010, email@example.com
DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES
Where: Merriman’s Restaurant, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea
Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.
Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’
Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. today
Details: Jazz Mele plays classic jazz standards, swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues and Latin grooves for listening and dancing.
Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, email@example.com
MISS HAWAII FILIPINA STATE PAGEANT
Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. today
Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the door.
Contact: Danny Marcos, 981-0613, firstname.lastname@example.org
NA WAI CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT
Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. today
Details: Concert is titled “Moloka‘i Nui a Hina,” and will feature works that honor the stories and places of Moloka‘i, as well as premiere new and contemporary works that honor the texts of Hawaiian monarchs through the lens of modern composers. This kauwela season, come and explore a diverse array of choral music that embraces the connectedness between the past and present. Directed by Jace Kaholokula Saplan.
Contact: Lilinoe Kauahikaua, 854-9422, email@example.com
KDEN PRESENTS “OLIVER!”
Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7:30 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Details: “Oliver!” is the musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “Oliver Twist” and features such memorable songs a “Where is Love?”, “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Food Glorious, Food” and “Who Will Buy?” Tickets are $20 general, $15 senior 60+/students and $12 for children 12 and younger and are available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo.
Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND
Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday
Details: Free lively hour of music and hula. This week, Hoku Pa‘a with Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Duane Yamada.
Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, email@example.com
HAWAII WRITERS GUILD PRESENTS WRITERS’ VOICES
Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: An evening of original readings by Guild members. Following the readings, members of the audience will have an opportunity to question the writers about their work and writing lives.
Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET
Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Jan. 5
Details: Live jazz. No cover charge.
Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, email@example.com
RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE
Where: Various locations
When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 (Palace Theater, Hilo), 17 (Kahilu Theatre, Waimea) and 31 (Aloha Theatre, Kona)
Details: “Saving ‘Ohi‘a – Hawai‘i’s Sacred Tree.” This film highlights the importance of ‘ohi‘a and the current threat of rapid ‘ohi‘a death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island and now recently detected on Kauai. This is an opportunity to learn more about ‘ohi‘a, the two new fungal pathogens causing ROD and the team of scientists, conservationists and Hawaii residents determined to protect ‘ohi‘a forests.
Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, firstname.lastname@example.org
KANIKAPILA FOR HALE IKI VILLAGE
Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Aug. 26
Details: Join to raise funds to build Hale Iki Village, a village of tiny homes for those displaced by the ongoing eruption in lower Puna. Admission is $5 (but extra donations are happily accepted). Come and play your ukulele, guitar or ip, sing or just listen. All proceeds go to Hale Iki Village
Contact: Michelle Hryniuk, 745-7363, email@example.com
All Kine Stuffs
Where: Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. today
Details: Come and dig for treasures. Proceeds to benefit the Baptist Collegiate Ministries for UH-Hilo students by supporting fun and wholesome activities.
Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, firstname.lastname@example.org
BISAC’S SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMER JAM
Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo
When: 10 a.m. today
Details: Event includes a Strongman exhibition, 30 social service agency exhibitors, health and fitness expo tent with free keiki activities, Big Island Fusion, craft fair (30 vendors), fitness demonstrations, Big Island Showdown competition (bench and deadlift), bus pull competition, free keiki rides, games and activities, free educational activities and free entertainment. Best of all, it’s free to attend.
Contact: Hannah Preston-Pita, 557-4340, email@example.com
35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND FAMILY FUN DAY
Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona
When: Noon today
Details: Enjoy free entertainment, games, prizes, keiki activities, arts and crafts, food and more at Kona’s legendary gathering place. For more information, visit keauhoushoppingcenter.com.
Contact: Chris Aguinaldo, 489-3701, PR@6pillarsmarketing.com
Where: Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission, 35-2026 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa
When: 5 p.m. today
Details: Obon service followed by dancing at 6 p.m.
Contact: Carrie Luke-Knotts, 557-5526, firstname.lastname@example.org
OBON SERVICE AND BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. Sunday (second obon service)
Details: Service followed by bon dance at 7:30 p.m. Concessions will include chicken katsu curry bowls, chili and rice, saimin, happy rice, andagi, assorted baked goods, ice shave, as well as cold-brew coffees and other beverages.
Contact: The Rev. Sohko Kuki, 935-8331, email@example.com
HILO HOOGANJI MISSION TOORO NAGASHI (FLOATING LANTERN) CEREMONY
Where: Wailoa Small Boat Harbor, Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Details: This traditional ceremony is an annual event performed in the belief that it will help guide the souls of the departed to the spirit world.
TAISHOJI BON DANCE AND PRACTICE
Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday (practice); 7 p.m. Aug. 4 (bon dance)
Details: All are welcome to attend practice and the bon dance. Practice is until 8:30 p.m. each night; dance is until 10:30 p.m.
Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII ULU COOPERATIVE PRESENTATION
When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Details: An informative presentation on the lanai. Learn about the organization’s mission, watch a short film and discover ways to prepare this dietary staple. Free and suitable for all ages.
SPECIAL STORYTIME AND CRAFT WITH LILI‘UOKALANI TRUST
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday
Details: Free and suitable for all ages. Lili’uokalani Trust is a nonprofit human services agency with a mission to serve Hawaiian orphaned and destitute children. This organization provides counseling services, group programs and establishes partnerships with the community.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 4 and Nov. 1
Details: An engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to kumu hula, longtime mumana (students) and artisans who live and breathe hula. Free, but park fees apply.
FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS — MUSICIAN’S ESTATE YARD SALE
Where: Pole 11, Pikake Street, Fern Acres (follow signs from Highway 11 and South Kulani stoplight)
When: 7 a.m. Aug. 4
Details: All proceeds donated to Hui Pono Holoholona. Guitar, drum and piano books, 66 keyboard with stand, metronome, drum bass pedal, drum cases, cymbal stands, music stands, easels, spinner suitcases, miscellaneous items and more. Donations of cat food accepted for lava cat rescues at Pono Animal Way Sanctuary.
Contact: Ronda, 968-6462, email@example.com
HILO BETSUIN BWA GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE
Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
Details: Kitchenware including dinnerware from Japan, small appliances, books, toys, games, household goods, clothes for everyone, fabric, purses, jewelry, collectibles and more. Limited craft items made by BWA members. Boutique section. Free admission and ample parking.
Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTY COUNCIL TALK-STORY
Where: Kukuau Studios, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 4 p.m. Aug. 4
Details: An invitation to all voters and county council candidates from District 1 to District 5 to talk story about East Hawaii’s future growth and development. Come out and support your candidate and hear what they have to say.
Contact: William Halverson, 238-2250, email@example.com
Where: Paauilo Kongoji Mission, 43-1461 Hauola Road, Paauilo
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 4
Details: Country-style summer obon celebration with live taiko drumming, good fun and fellowship. Dance preceded by temple service at 5:30 p.m., memorializing departed loved ones. All welcome.
Contact: The Rev. Clark Watanabe, 963-6308, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5
Details: Chili and rice lunch, watermelon, shaved ice, games and Bingo after worship service.
Contact: Gloria Kobayashi, 959-4060, email@example.com
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 6
Details: Documentary. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Ala., helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION WITH HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9
Details: This organization offers a variety of services to the community. Information concerning child and adolescent behavioral health will be available. Representatives from the organization’s various programs will be presenting. Free and open to all ages.
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12
Details: Join master lei maker Randy Lee on the front porch and watch and learn as he passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian lei. This hands-on workshop uses the freshest of ferns, leaves and flowers Lee gathers from the Ola‘a rain forests. Free, but park fees apply.
A TASTE OF TEA AND POTTERY FUNDRAISER
Details: Cost is $30 or $25 for Volcano Art Center members, which includes your choice of one handmade tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawaii-grown teas and participation in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction. Tea cakes and cookies and additional tea and tea cups will be available for sale. Proceeds will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” program at VAC. To purchase tickets, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 12
Details: Service at 6 p.m.; dance at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Food items (andagi, saimin, etc) and refreshments available for purchase at the concession.
Contact: The Rev. Marcos Sawada, 935-8968, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
Where: 1177 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Aug. 15-17 and 20
Details: Donations accepted. Also will be accepting cat food (canned and dry) donations for lava cat rescues. Make appointment via email or at www.hphhawaii.org. Space limited to 150 cats for the entire four days. Volunteers welcome.
Contact: Hui Pono Holoholona, 968-8279, email@example.com
FLOATING LANTERN PRE-DECORATING
Where: North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 16
Details: All interested in getting together to decorate your lanterns before the Aug. 26 floating lantern ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid hotel are invited to attend. Supplies are provided at no cost. Small donation for lantern to decorate. Contact the person below to register.
Contact: Inez Schultz, 885-7547, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Waiakea High School, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 5 p.m. Aug. 16
Details: A short PTSA meeting begins the evening in the cafeteria. A limited supply of chili bowls will be served. Classroom visitations (no teacher conferences) to meet teachers will follow until 7:30 p.m. School logo items available for sale in E-103.
Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, email@example.com
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21
Details: Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai, every third Friday of each month, as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. Free, but park fees apply.
“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN”
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 20
Details: They played on more No. 1 records than the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and Elvis combined. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city’s thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers and were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This documentary tells their story.
ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG
When: 11 a.m. Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28
Details: This tropical agriculture farmer will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.
Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL
Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 26
Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways everyone can help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and free access to ‘Imiloa center and planetarium.
“TAKE ME TO THE RIVER”
When: 6 p.m. Aug. 27
Details: This documentary celebrates the intergenerational, interracial and undeniable influence of Memphis, Tenn., on American culture and its music. This film brings award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together for a one-of-a-kind musical project.
POP-UP LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC
When: 9 a.m. Aug. 31
Details: Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet individually to provide legal advice for the following types of cases: family law, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships or adoptions, estate planning, District Court, bankruptcy, veterans benefits and other topics. Free to all low- and moderate-income individuals. Call 313-8210 by Aug. 1 to qualify and reserve your spot. Walk-ins will be accepted, but there is no guarantee that you will be seen by an attorney.
SECOND ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL
Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
When: 4 p.m. Sept. 8
Details: There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from original blues music, local brews and unique vendors to delicious barbecue food and more. Unplug from the daily stresses of life and come enjoy yourself with some great live music. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Tickets are $20; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at bigislandbluesfest.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Zackery Kuyten, 360-566-5039, email@example.com
HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971 PINK PANTHERS
Where: Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
When: 5 p.m. Sept. 28
Details: It’s time to celebrate during the 65th Birthday Bash Reunion. We need updated email addresses for classmates; please share with event chairman Ron or class president Lance Niimi.
Contact: Lance Niimi, 938-2694, firstname.lastname@example.org
TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL AND GALA
Where: YMCA Minuke Ole Park and Mana Christian Ohana Hall, Waimea
When: 9 a.m. Sept. 29
Details: Offers outdoor agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with a tasting event showcasing locally produced food. Admission to the park exhibits is free. The 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 will be presented by Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. Admission to the 2:30-4 p.m. culinary demo with sampling is $10. Featuring more than 20 culinary stations, the evening tasting event is open to 500 attendees. Admission to the alcohol-free event is $50 presale. Tickets are available online starting Aug. 1 at www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com. A limited number of gala tickets also will be sold at Parker Ranch Store in Waimea.
Contact: Gina, 322-4892, email@example.com
WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Where: Multiple venues in Waimea, Kohala Coast and Kaupulehu
When: Begins 9 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019
Details: Jan. 1-9. Festival passes are available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, with extra early purchase pass rates available. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. More than 60 films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and epic adventure. In addition to the films, interactive presentations, exhibits and breakfast talks and ocean-based activities add a dynamic element to the festival. For event updates and additional information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO VETERANS CENTER
Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo
When: 8 a.m. Saturdays
Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.
Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833
Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo
When: Noon on Saturdays
Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.
Contact: Joy, 935-0005, email@example.com
FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST
Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Sundays
Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.
Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES
When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays
Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.
HILO BRIDGE CLUB
Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau
When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.
Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 965-1391
FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT
Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo
When: 2 p.m. Sundays
Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.
Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, email@example.com
ZUMBA GOLD TONING
Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays
Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405
SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS
Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi
When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.
Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR
When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.
Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876
Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa
When: Noon on Mondays
Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.
Contact: 345-2753, email@example.com
Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
When: 3 p.m. Mondays
Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.
Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING
When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.
Contact: Craig, 987-1465
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays
Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
Contact: Pua, 969-9220, email@example.com
AERIAL ARTS CLASSES
Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo
When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays
Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.
Contact: Bella, 938-8002, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM
Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Mondays
Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.
Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, email@example.com
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays
Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.
FREE ESL CLASS
Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.
Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE
Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Mondays
Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, email@example.com
BEGINNING SWING DANCE
Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefiting from guidance from more experienced Lindy hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.
Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING
Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo
When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.
Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787
BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS
Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.
When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.
Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, email@example.com
LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE
When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays
Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.
Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE
Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau
When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.
Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, email@example.com
AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6
Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays
Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.
Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com
THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Classes are free. Register today.
When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Contact: OA contact, 345-2753
Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.
When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.
Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR
Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.
Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, email@example.com
INTRO TO AIKIDO
Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.
BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.
When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6
Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.
QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA
Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa
When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.
Contact: June, 962-0515, firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP
Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday
Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.
Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, email@example.com
WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS
When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays
Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.
Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)
Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.
Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, email@example.com
Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.
Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown
When: 10 a.m. Thursdays
Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.
Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, email@example.com
WEEKLY BNI MEETING
Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo
When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays
Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.
Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN
Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo
When: 1 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.
Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, email@example.com
BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN
When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP
Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau
When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.
Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
When: 5 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau
THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays
Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.
Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays
Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.
Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, email@example.com
RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB
Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
When: 8 p.m. Thursdays
Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.
LINE DANCE CLASS
Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.
Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Where: TBA to participants
When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays
Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.
Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, email@example.com
WEST AFRICAN DANCE
Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo
When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays
Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.
Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, firstname.lastname@example.org
SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS
Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Fridays
Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.
Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091
OTHER ONGOING EVENTS
MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE
Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou
When: Through Dec. 31
Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small-business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, email@example.com
PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES
Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa
When: Various times and days
Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.
Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, firstname.lastname@example.org
KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY
Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.
Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, email@example.com
INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST
When: By appointment
Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.
Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS
Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo
When: 9 a.m.
Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.
Contact: Tom, 990-5045
AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS
When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)
Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE
When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.
Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, email@example.com
LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE
Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)
Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.
WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE
When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27
Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.
AL-ANON EAST HAWAII
When: Various times
Details: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call for free support, meeting places and times. For more information, visit www.afghawaii.org.
Contact: Dana C., 430-6653, firstname.lastname@example.org
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